Penobscot Health Services, LLC (PINE-HS) was founded on the principle that healthcare staffing is about people. It is about putting caring professionals to work where they can help others. Our reputation is based upon making the best fit into the right fit. Since that we have evolved to a full service Medical Services company. Our Mission is to deliver superior professional services to our customers, to be the best value with the most reasonable cost, and to exceed our customers’ expectations. PINE-HS accomplishes its mission by strong leadership as a prime, teaming with partners possessing complementary capabilities, and consistently delivering high quality, innovative, and timely solutions to our customers.
We have pillars that distinguish PINE-HS from others:
• COMMITMENT – We fulfill our promises. Our commitment to this simple philosophy is reflected in our superb reputation and our strong bonds with healthcare specialists.
• SELECTIVENESS – Our people are our most important resource, in addition to being the key to our success. We attract the best people and furnish them with generous wages, great benefits, and satisfying and rewarding employment.
• ETHICS – Honesty, integrity, attention to detail, and personal service set us apart from the rest. Daily adherence to these ethics allows us to surpass industry standards for client care and support.
• EXPERIENCE – Experience built upon our strong leadership and exclusive Teaming Partners that have long standing experience in Department of Defense staffing has allowed us to foster relationships with trained professionals who have worked for, or with, the United States Armed Services and their Families.
• COMMUNICATION – Our consistent one-on-one communication with our Clients, Employees and Tribal Members makes PINE-HS a unique force within the world of healthcare.
The Penobscot Indian Nation is a federally recognized Indian tribe in Maine (population 2,278). Their traditional homeland is the 8,500 square mile Penobscot River basin. Today, the Penobscot Nation's land holdings consist of more than 123,000 acres in numerous parcels throughout the state that include Reservation, Trust, and Fee Lands. Of the acreage, 4,866 acres extend across 146 islands on the Penobscot River. All the land in the Penobscot River Valley once belonged to the Penobscot people, from the Canadian border to the coast, where they would gather en masse in the summer for socializing and sea food. The Penobscot River is of great importance to Penobscot people and has been the center of the tribe's existence for thousands of years. The tribe used and continues to use the lands and waters for hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering, transportation (boating), and ceremonial purposes. The majority of the land is covered with timber of high quality. As settlers came into the territory, the tribal holdings were reduced. Later, the lumber industry took hold and tribal lands were further reduced to meet industrial needs. The river and its traditional uses by tribal members became threatened by dams and pollution. The Penobscot people became crafts oriented, making birch bark canoes, fancy baskets, snowshoes, moccasins and the like, while natural resources such as moose, beaver and caribou were dying out, and threatening tribal sustenance lifeways. Today the tribe continues to carry out many of its traditional cultural practices while trying to restore others in the face of the numerous threats to its land and waters. Indian Island, near Old Town, ME is the primary residence and seat of tribal government for the Penobscot Indian Nation.